Eating healthy is simple: Add lots of the good foods to your diet and cut out the bad stuff
So many times, when people decide to eat healthier or are diagnosed with a food allergy, they focus on what they can’t eat. This website is designed to change that perspective. We want people to think about what they CAN eat.
Being healthy is only partly about not dumping garbage into your body. It is also about putting lots of good stuff in. We love food and have developed gourmet nutrition-packed recipes made with real, unprocessed food. Some may think we’re a little old-fashioned. We believe in eating food that hasn’t been developed in a laboratory or drenched with loads of chemicals. We think meat should be raised like it used to be-with plenty of sunshine and green grass.
We haven’t limited ourselves to any specific diet, nor do we focus on weight loss. Instead, our emphasis is on nutrition packed food. There are no bad carbs to add to belly fat and cause diabetes. Most of our recipes are low-carb and if they are not low-carb, the carbs are from high-fiber, high nutrient sources. We often give allergy substitutes and conversions to make a recipe fit into a specific diet. All our recipes are free of grains and gluten.
Some of our recipes can take a little longer, but many can be made faster than one can load a family into a car and go through the drive-through of a fast food restaurant. We share our recipes of foods we love with you. We hope they make the steps to a healthy lifestyle easier for you.
Remember, if you step off the path to good health, for any reason, just step right back on. Don’t just give up. After all, it’s not what you do for one day out of the month, but about what you do the other 30.
Dr. Annissa Slusher
I spent 8 years in post graduate school completing a Dr. of Naturopathy degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Both required class after class on nutrition. I learned the biochemistry of how nutrition can affect the body to make it healthy or unhealthy. I could teach patients what they should and shouldn’t eat, but when it came right down to it, I didn’t learn the most important thing—How to make healthy choices work in real people’s lives. Real people want food to be delicious. They want it simple. They sometimes need grab-n-go food. Real people have picky kids who want to eat like their friends.
As a doctor, it just isn’t practical to work out a meal plan, with each patient, so people are often given a “diet recommendation” with a few lists of what the can and can’t eat. This creates a gap that needs filled and I have decided to fill it. I decided to accept the challenge of helping people make the first steps into health. Making lifestyle changes is hard, but we’ve created this blog to not just pave the way to health, but to make the trip fun and exciting.
I’m the professional photographer behind the most of the photos used on this blog. In addition, I’ve written numerous recipes on this blog. For me, my life now revolves around being healthy- from eating good foods to getting exercise, but the journey to reaching a healthy lifestyle was actually originally very tough for me. For years, I was addicted to sugar and carbs. While I would eat pretty healthily most of the time, whenever I got my hands on something sugary, I would overeat in very unhealthy portions. My motivation to change my lifestyle went up and down as I got motivated and then quickly went off track.
So what changed? A little while back, both me and my mom decided together to switch to a healthy lifestyle. It was a drastic change, even for us whom already had a decent diet most of the time. For a while it was a little tough, but being in it together made it so much easier. Before I knew it, I actually began to enjoy eating healthy and working out. I had suddenly started cooking more than I had in years and then I quickly began to realize just how many ideas I had for recipes. It has been such a blast coming up with recipes for this blog, even through the multiple failures we’ve experienced along the way. I hope that our blog helps lead and support you along your journey to a healthy lifestyle and make healthy eating just so simple.